from Greg Hunter:
by Pat Cascio, Survival Blog:
First off, let me state that I’m no expert in anything, just a serious student, who is always learning. I’ve spent a lot of time researching the effects of an EMP attack on our electrical grid. One thing that I’ve learned is that there doesn’t seem to be any one source that agrees with others on just what exactly will happen when there is an EMP strike. No one seems to know how long there will be an electrical outage — will it be weeks, months, years, or longer? Some people in this field state that it might be a decade or longer, before we could have an electrical grid up and running once again. And others state that a grid-down collapse could be a multi-generational dark age.
Learning To Improvise May Save Your Life As Store Shelves Are Emptied By ‘Ordinary Americans’ Scared Into Preparing By Coronavirus
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
It was never clear why everyday Americans looked at those that believed in prepping for survival as if they were crazy, other than the establishment media’s attempts at every turn to present preppers in that manner. No one calls those that have car insurance, crazy. No, they call them law abiding citizens preparing for a possibility of a car accident. Same with home insurance, health, etc…..
Even ordinary Americans that shop once a week in order to feed their families throughout the next week without running to the store everyday, are in fact, prepping. They are simply doing it in far smaller amounts and to last less time than those prepping for long-term survival.
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Just like in 2008, most Americans are living right on the edge financially, and so any sort of an economic downturn is going to be extremely painful for tens of millions of American families. When you have not built up a financial cushion, any sort of a setback can be absolutely disastrous. During the last recession, millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck a lot of them suddenly couldn’t pay their mortgages. In the end, millions of Americans lost their homes during the “subprime mortgage meltdown”, and today the housing bubble is even larger than it was back then. Sadly, the reality of the matter is that many of us are just barely scraping by from month to month, and that is a very dangerous position to be in.
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
I can’t remember a time when we have seen such widespread “panic buying” all over the nation. Today I spoke with someone that just visited the closest Wal-Mart in this area, and I was told that there are empty shelves all over the store. There are very few canned goods left, some of the most essential medications have been cleaned out, and there was nothing left in the long-term storable food section at all. Of course similar things are being reported at major retail stores all across the United States. All of a sudden, fear of COVID-19 has motivated thousands upon thousands of Americans to start prepping like crazy. But most of the population is still not taking this crisis seriously enough. As the number of confirmed cases all over the world continues to rise at an exponential rate, what are the stores going to look like when most of the country finally realizes that they should be prepping for an extended pandemic?
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
N95 or better face masks are all but impossible to come by right now. But in addition to those selling out completely, emergency food kits and other gear is flying off the shelves in stores and selling out online because of the coronavirus’ rapid spread and rising death toll.
What is selling out? According to a report by Business Insider, these are the items to grab if you want and don’t already have because they may not be available much longer:
by Kit Daniels, InfoWars:
Stores running out of rice, toilet paper and surgical masks
Hong Kong residents are emptying store shelves of storable food and household supplies out of fears China will seal its borders, thus stopping exports to Hong Kong.
Residents have already wiped out supermarkets of rice, toilet paper and cleaning wipes in addition to surgical masks and sanitizers which were already running in short supply.
“If China stops exporting stuff here, where would we get our necessities from?” Asked an elderly lady in front of empty shelves, as reported by Voice of America.
by by J.M., Survival Blog:
When you talk to people about preparing, one of the most common themes you’ll encounter is that they want to ensure the safety and security of themselves, their families and their friends in the event something disrupts the ‘rule of law’. The reality is that even with active law enforcement in normal times there are thousands of break-ins, assaults, attacks, thefts and other crimes committed against people and property every day. Since most of us can’t afford to keep an eye on our entire property 24×7, we need some type of force multiplier that can let us know when an intruder is approaching or entering our property.